Liverpool concern over Lucas injury

Liverpool are fearing that they will lose midfielder Lucas Leiva for two months after the Brazil international pulled up early in the draw with Manchester City and had to be substituted, the Guardian has reported. The player will undergo a scan on Tuesday but it is thought he could be suffering with a torn thigh muscle.

Lucas first felt the injury during the warm-up and had to be replaced after only five minutes of the match against the Premier League champions. The 25-year-old only returned to fitness from a cruciate knee ligament injury over the summer, having been out of action since December 2011.

The Guardian adds that Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers had earmarked Lucas as one third of his first choice midfield, with the likes of new signings Joe Allen, formerly of Swansea City, and Nuri Sahin, who has joined on loan from Real Madrid, also in competition for a place.

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